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Tool Order: More Taiwan solar cell producers adopt Levitech’s ALD system

Aug 20, 2014

Having secured its first ‘Levitrack’ ALD system order from a major Taiwanese solar cell producer in March, 2014, Netherlands-based Levitech BV has secured another Taiwan-based producer as a customer.

JA Solar’s next manufacturing expansion in US or Southeast Asia

Aug 20, 2014

China-based tier-1 integrated PV manufacturer, JA Solar expects the next phase of its manufacturing expansions to be in 2015 that are expected to include new facilities in either the US or Southeast Asia.

JA Solar boosts module shipment guidance on stronger China market

Aug 20, 2014

Major tier-1 integrated PV manufacturer JA Solar reported second quarter financial results within guidance but raised full-year shipment guidance on the back of stronger than expected demand in China.

Komax Solar to set own course after management buyout

Aug 20, 2014

PV module assembly equipment specialist, Komax Solar has finally been sold to its existing management team in a buyout that will make the company independent, sometime in the second half of 2014.

SPI Solar sales rise after major cash injections

Aug 20, 2014

PV project developer, SPI Solar reported sales in the second quarter of 2014 of US$6.3 million, compared with US$3.6 million in the previous quarter.

Jinko Solar to supply 40MW Chile project

Aug 20, 2014

Global manufacturer, Jinko Solar is to supply 40MW of its modules to a project in Chile.

Uruguay set for 50MW module factory

Aug 20, 2014

A new 50MW solar panel factory is to be set up in Uruguay.

Kam Mofid steps aside at Real Goods Solar as company focuses on residential

Aug 20, 2014

Kam Mofid has stepped aside as CEO of Real Goods Solar (RGS) with the company’s residential solar chief, Dennis Lacey, named as his successor.

Remote Bolivian city to host ‘world’s largest’ solar-diesel hybrid power plant

Aug 20, 2014

A city in Bolivia which is currently powered entirely by diesel generators will be the home of a 5MW solar-diesel hybrid power plant fitted with battery storage, which inverter supplier SMA claims is the largest of its kind in the world.

United PV set to snap up share of 40MW project

Aug 20, 2014

United PV has announced it is close to concluding a deal for a majority share in a 40MW project in Inner Mongolia, according to a statement to the Hong Kong stock exchange.

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JinkoSolar to supply 40 MW of solar PV modules for a project in the Valparaiso region in Chile

Aug 20, 2014

JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (Shanghai, China)" on Augsut 20th, 2014 announced that it will supply 40 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules to 8i S.A., a solar development company, for a PV project in Chile. 8i will be the owner, developer and EPC for this project.

ReneSola to supply Virtus II solar PV modules totalling 5.4MW for a utility-scale project in India

Aug 20, 2014

ReneSola Ltd (Jiashan, China) on Augsut 20th, 2014 announced it will provide 5.4 megawatts (MW) in solar modules to Welspun Energy Pvt. Ltd., a New Delhi-based engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firm, for a utility-scale project in India.

PV production: GT Advanced Technologies announces novel metallization and interconnect technology

Aug 20, 2014

GT Advanced Technologies Inc., (Merrimack, N.H., US) on August 19th, 2014 announced that solar photovoltaic (PV) modules incorporating its new “Merlin” metallization and interconnect technology have successfully met the requirements of several important PV industry certification standards, including IEC 61215, IEC 61730-1 and -2, as well as UL1703.

Eco Energy World connects 70MW of solar PV to the UK grid

Aug 20, 2014

Eco Energy World (London, UK) has enjoyed a summer surge in energy production after connecting five solar photovoltaic (PV) projects with a combined output of 70MW to the grid in quick succession. The solar PV plants situated in Essex, Devon and Wiltshire, all began operating in the past few weeks, the company announced. The solar PV plants range in size from 9MW to 15MW and will generate enough solar power to supply approximately 22,000 homes each year.

Solectria Renewables to power 45MW Entropy Solar PV projects in North Carolina

Aug 20, 2014

Solectria Renewables LLC (Lawrence, MA) a leading U.S. solar photovoltaic (PV) inverter manufacturer, on August 19th, 2014 announced that it will supply 69 SGI 500XTM's to Entropy Solar Integrators for seven projects in North Carolina. These PV projects are part of a portfolio being built by Entropy Solar Integrators (Charlotte, NC) and financed through affiliates of Entropy Investment Management.

SunPower introduces residential solar PV leasing program in Melbourne, Australia

Aug 20, 2014

SunPower Corp. (San Jose, California, U.S.) has launched “SunPower Choice“, a new pilot leasing program to help residential customers in Melbourne, Australia, finance a solar photovoltaic (PV) system for no money down. As part of the program, SunPower will install its high efficiency solar panels for qualified Melbourne homeowners, providing reliable, clean electricity at a predetermined and cost-competitive monthly rate for 25 years, the company announces.

Intersolar Summit Middle East: Market participants discuss the solar PV potentials in MENA

Aug 20, 2014

Due to high demand, the Intersolar Summit Middle East will for the first time be a two-day event. Topics for discussion will include regional market forces, requirements and opportunities for large-scale PV plants, financing models and opportunities and risks for PV production, as well as competitive business models and applications in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East.

REFUsol India adopts Advanced Energy as official name following acquisition in 2013

Aug 20, 2014

Solar photovoltaic (PV) inverter maker REFUsol, which Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (Fort Collins, Colo., U.S.) acquired in April 2013, will now operate as Advanced Energy in India.

Renewable energy provides 100% of all new U.S. generating capacity in July 2014

Aug 20, 2014

According to the latest "Energy Infrastructure Update" report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Office of Energy Projects, all new U.S. electrical generating capacity put into service in July came from renewable energy sources: 379 megawatts (MW) of wind, 21 MW of solar, and 5 MW of hydropower, the SUN DAY Campaign announced. "This is not the first time in recent years that all new electrical generating capacity for a given month has come from renewable energy sources," noted Ken Bossong, Executive Director of the SUN DAY Campaign. "And it is likely to become an ever more frequent occurrence in the months and years ahead."

UK Prime Minister Cameron: Growth in solar has created an opportunity for the sector and wider economy

Aug 20, 2014

British Prime Minister David Cameron has said that solar “has the potential to play a valuable part of the UK’s renewable energy mix” in response to a letter from a coalition of over 150 businesses from the U.K. solar industry and beyond who came together in July 2014 to warn Cameron of the threat to Britain’s thriving solar industry. Cameron also stated how he hoped the ongoing discussions between DECC ministers and officials and the Solar Trade Association (STA, Milton Keynes, UK) would continue “as we work together on laying the foundations for the successful future of the solar PV sector in the UK”. He added that rapid deployment has “created a significant opportunity for growth in the sector and the wider economy”.